“This is the last recording of Zane. Master of Ice, son of Dr. Julien. Student of Master Wu. I was built to protect those who cannot protect themselves. And I have tried to fulfill this purpose. I have no regrets. I have the best friends anyone could ask for. P.I.X.A.L., I love you. Farewell.”
Zane’s message
"The Message"
Season 11, Episode 20
Ninjago Secrets of The Forbidden Spinjitzu Episode 20
Air date September 7, 2019 (Malaysia)
September 23, 2019 (Australia)
October 11, 2019 (Canada)
December 28, 2019 (US)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"The Absolute Worst"
"The Traveler's Tree"

The Message is the twentieth episode of the eleventh season, and 118th overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired in Malaysia on September 7, 2019. It aired in the US on December 28, 2019, paired up with "The Traveler's Tree." However, in most other countries, this episode was paired up with "The Absolute Worst."


Lloyd and his wolf companion find a cave with the mech inside and a message from Zane that provides a clue to his fate.

Extended: Lloyd and his new wolf-companion, "Red", continue their trek across the ice and make their way into a foggy area of boulders where Red seems to sense a threat. Moments later, they are attacked by a deadly aerial predator called a Banshee! A harrowing fight ensues and Lloyd and Red escape into a cave where Lloyd discovers his Zane's mech! He realizes: Zane was inside this cave! He also finds a message from Zane that tells him Zane was attempting to repair the mech by linking himself to the mech's diagnostic computer. Lloyd picks up where Zane left off, repairs the mech, and exits the cave, to again confront (and this time, defeat!) the deadly Banshee. Lloyd and Red resume their trek to the Ice Emperor's Castle to rescue Zane.


Cole tells a few young children about Zane and Aspheera using puppets he had made from paper and sticks, resulting in one child fainting while the rest flee from the room, screaming. Cole complains to Kai, Nya, and Jay about what had happened, to which Nya reminds him that their adventures did not seem to be appropriate for the children. Suddenly, Uthaug comes up to them, holding a piece of green cloth, which

The Ninja uncertain about Lloyd's status.

they found out it's from Lloyd before they soon state that he is now alone and that they cannot help him.

Meanwhile, Lloyd discloses to the wolf (whom he later nicknames 'Red') about what he had been through regarding his father. As the wolf scales a rock nearby, Lloyd remarks that it was nice to get his insecurities off his chest despite the fact that the two had only just met awhile earlier.

He hears the tracker of the Titan Mech beeping again, and takes it out, noting that it is close by. Lloyd and the wolf then run in the direction marked by the tracker. The scene then cuts to Lloyd and the wolf continuing to follow the tracker, when they reach a canyon.

The Ice Bird attacking Lloyd and Akita.


Zane delivering his message.

At first, the wolf is scared to traverse the dangerous landscape, but Lloyd manages to persuade her. As the two ventured further, they are met and attacked by an Ice Bird. Lloyd and the wolf try to defend themselves, but soon find that they are cornered. They manage to find an Ice Cave to hide in but had damaged the tracker in the progress.

He soon notices a figure further into the cave, only to find that it is the mech before looking around to see some camping resources, and then sees a screen before activating it with jump cables connected to a battery. It plays a message from Zane, who states that he doesn't know how many days it has been since he was banished to the Never-Realm while also relaying that during his time, he had been repairing the mech, but was unable to finish, and had given up hope on ever being rescued. He soon asks the viewer to relay the message and tells P.I.X.A.L. that he loves her. Lloyd is saddened by the message, but comes to himself, promising to finish what his friend started.

He decides to fix the mech using his Elemental Powers, then goes outside to defeat the Ice Bird, scaring the wolf in the process before he managed to persuade it to join him on the mech. After that, he sets out to find Zane.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • Narrator: Zane
  • In most countries, it was paired up with "The Absolute Worst."
  • In Malaysia, It was originally going to be released on August 31, 2019, but was removed for news about Hari Merdeka.
  • Zane's death music from "The Titanium Ninja" and "Dead Man's Squall" returns.
  • Cole saying his story is appropriate for "5-13-year-olds" is a reference to Ninjago's target demographic.
  • Sorla is seen in the episode but does not speak.
  • The music that is played in the credits is the same as the one played during Akita's monologue in "The Never-Realm."
  • The Titan Mech is fixed in this episode.
  • This marks the first time Dr. Julien's name is mentioned in the series.



For the gallery of the episode, click here.

LEGO Ninjago Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential· 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of The Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 145. The Temple of Madness · 146. Game Over
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